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Happy New Year!

...and the perfect gift for someone you may have forgotten during Christmas :-)  Modern Wall Decals by Bellingham Artists & Artisans Keep Calm Collection Where to Buy  

Tis the Season - Celebrate with Music and Children Who Give Back - ENJOY!

Nothing to do with Real Estate - but a really uplifting to watch

Can you Say MOTIVATED? 1087 Westover Rd - Stamford, CT

To See the Full Listing Click Here This property was first listed at $1,795,000 - most likely before it was completed, if I had to guess....and dropped price today at $1,549,000...brand new construction, it is 4500SF on an acre lot. It looks like they want a deal - NOW!

I've Got a Secret - and It's Grrrreat!

There's lots going on in real estate in Greenwich, however, it hasn't been apparent to the consumer in the last couple of weeks. Typical of the holiday season....unless you really need to sell a property, most home owners will wait to do so in the New Year. Although I cannot disclose the address, there is a great home, located on a great street, sited beautifully on 2 professionally landscaped acres - quality finishes, 4 bedrooms with a 5 bath septic... It will be listed most likely between $3.5 and $3.7

Sales Activity Christmas Week 2014

14 PARK AVE - OLD GREENWICH - $2M Sellers bought it in 2009 for $1,650,000 - a cute renovated front porched bungalow with a great location 46 WIll Merry Lane - Greenwich - $2,525,000 Sellers bought this in 2010 for $2,615,000 after it had been on the market for only 42 days...this a street that borders the Merritt - and my guess is that they were out of town buyers...since I have never heard a realtor recommend this street - on the other side of the street and a bit farther down, there is a bit of highway noise. I showed this house not too long ago, and I thought that it was a good value.   178 Weaver St - $930,000   Marketed with an "as is" description this time around, it wasn't too long ago that it was packaged to sell with plans for new construction at $2,499,000. After that listing expired, it was back on the market with another realtor, for both a land sale as well as a residence for over $1M

What does $17,199,000 Buy in Greenwich?

AN LLC OWNS IT AND HAS BEEN RENTING IT - STILL AVAILABLE FOR SALE TO SEE THE FULL LISTING CLICK HERE 44 MOORELAND ROAD BEAUTIFUL ENTRANCE GRACIOUS ENTRY HALL GATHERING SPOT A MORE LIKELY GATHERING SPOT GREAT KITCHEN WARM YET MODERN WOODWORK BREAKFAST NOOK CENSOR FREE THEATER REC COURT - WHEN THEY CAN'T PLAY OUTSIDE GREAT OUTDOOR FIREPLACE ROMANTIC SPA=LIKE POOL SURROUNDED BY NATURAL BEAUTY There is a little lien that needs to be satisfied before it closes, but that should be easy enough to accomplish....If you're in the market for a beautiful property that has privacy, lots of great features, and you have the taste for a newish Nantucket style, this could be the one....

The Boys Get a Deal - Ronald and Harold

27 Harold Ave - List: 769,000   Multi family 3 - each 2 bedrooms. It was first introduced to the market in 2008 for $1.1m - it currently collects $17,300 in rental income - 2 of the 3 units are renovated. 7 Ronald Lane - Cos Cob - List: $1,175,000 The sellers bought 7 Ronald in 2007 for $1,090,000 - so looks like they will need to look at this transaction as the cost of living for the last 7 years - unless it goes over list.

SOLD Today 12.18.2014

3 Hollow Wood Lane - $408,000   On the market for 104 days - cute street - with some updates, the buyers should be happy  - it had been listed for $499K 24 Pleasant Street - $840,000   Last sold for $805K in 2004 18 Hawkwood Lane - $2,275,000 or $2,450,000 - MLS shows both?   On market for nearly a year (not surprising - contemporaries in Greenwich usually enjoy more DOM) It started with a listing price of $2,550,000 7 Essex Rd - Riverside - $875,000 Good timing for the seller for this property - They bought it for $575,000 in 2000. They tried to get a bit more listing it for $985,000 3 months ago 26 Keofferam Rd - Old Greenwich - $3,395,000   This was a non-mls transaction - 0 days on market - sellers bought it for $2,265,000 in 2002 45 Baldwin Farms South - $4,150,000 This property was first on the market in 2008 for $9,750,000 and after years on market with 5 different realtors

The Long History Could be an Opportunity for a Buyer

The town values the land @$1,550,000 - 67 Stag is back on the market after many failed attempts, and another example of a property that was purchased during the heady  "anyone can get a mortgage for anything no matter if you could pay it back or not" days. Treading rather than sinking (from the mortgage perspective), the owner paid $2,395,000 in 2005 and tried but failed to get $2,595,000 in 2008 - with 6 other expired listings...It sits on 5 acres - and I'm sure that a builder would love to get it for $1.2. Let's hope that they get an end user who likes one level living, indoor pools or doesn't care about going through the hassle of town hall and expense of the removal and updates. 67 Stag Lane - Greenwich - $1,750,000

Non MLS Sale - A Big One! Working the "Expireds"

  135 Field Point Circle Closed Today $10,250,000 Expired at $12M in June and the sellers bought it in 2002 for   $6,750,000 Built in 1958, 6 bedrooms, 4.2 baths and 2.48 glorious acres It's all about the real estate   That's what I'm talking about ! Go Russ

SOLD! CLosed Transactions 12/12/2014

5 Wallasy Way - Riverside - $842,000 There's no prior sales history on the MLS - so we assume that the owners build the house...mostly land value. The town has it valued at approximately $742K and it was listed 50 days ago for $879K 41 Tomac Avenue - Old Greenwich - $2,690,000   Sellers bought this in the 2005 wave for $2,970,000 - so considering their less than propitious timing, they should be pleased. 30 Vineyard Lane - Greenwich - $4,550,000 I love the exterior style of this house - a sucker for romantic properties - although it was built in 2005 - It's been on the market for just over a year - and it began it's journey at $6,495,000 - they bought the "lot" for $2,400,000 in '04 and the market responded close to where the town has it valued... 34 Pleasant Street - Cos Cob - $1,025,000   Just on the market for 51 days -  it started at $1,195,000 - most everything at a million or lower just goes quickly 87 Lake Ave